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New Look 6824 Summer Dress Sew Along

Sep 13, 2011
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Me wearing NL6824 Sage Silk Dupioni Dress.  Fourth version of the dress pattern.

This summer I participated in the Summer Dress Sew Along.  I decided to make a special dress.  A dress that included some special sewing techniques.  Susan Khalje’s article in the May 2011 issue of Threads magazine was a good place to start.  So I incorporated her underlining technique in this dress.  The details are posted on my blog:

This was my favorite project this summer and the most labor intensive.  Going through the process was a good learning experience and the time was well spent.  Using Susan Khalje’s technique will help improve my underlining process for future gaments.  Try it; it’s worth every step.

This is the fourth time I have used this pattern.  Each time I was able to create a distinct garment.  I really like the draft of this pattern.  It has great bones and come together quickly. 

So in closing, I hope you enjoy my review of the process.  Comments are welcomed.

Happy Sewing!


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  1. KatrinaAriana October 1st

    That is just lovely! I recently held a sew-along on my blog for Butterick 4790 (the walkaway dress), too! You can see the results here:

    Happy sewing!


  2. User avater Mahogany_Stylist September 28th

    Thanks, ladies.

    Beatriz cac - I will complete the survey.

    Thanks again,

  3. User avater Sewista September 23rd

    Gorgeous! What a stunning color!

  4. beatriz_cac September 17th

    they are so elegant and well made!
    could you help me by answering a very quick questionnaire? it's just so i gather some information for my school project, and i would really love to hear the opinions from you experienced artists! you can find it on readers closet, titled "questionnaire".
    Thank you so much!

  5. alaskapsych September 14th

    They are all very lovely, as are you!

  6. User avater eMMb September 14th

    Looks beautiful! I admire your workmanship (workwomanship just doesn't flow off the tongue).

  7. kafree2fly September 13th

    Oh, wow. Another winner--the dress is beautiful and the detail work looks amazing. Gorgeous!

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